Prasanna recently took to his Twitter space and lashed out at the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board. Revealing that the electricity bill for his residence turned out to be more than double, he asked his followers if they were facing a similar issue.
He had posted, “How many of you feel #TNEB is on a looting spree amidst this COVID lockdown?” and the post went viral on social media.
People started replying to the Tweet saying that they were facing a similar issue and it started trending on the microblogging website. The issue caught the attention of the Tamil Nadu Electricity board.
TNEB hit out at Prasanna and stated that since the actor had not paid the bill for March, the amount was carried forward to the month of May. The actor was charged Rs 42,632 for four months.
It was reported that due to the Coronavirus pandemic, its employees could not take meter readings. And, hence the customers were asked to pay the amount that was charged in the previous bill.
Now, Prasanna has also issued a statement saying that his intention was not to degrade or portray TNEB in bad light.
Prasanna said that all he wanted is that by grabbing the attention, there is a chance for the Government to announce a few days relaxation to pay the bill. The actor also regretted if his tweet hurt the employees and the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board. The actor also said that he has now paid the bill.
On the work front, Prasanna was last seen in Mafia along with Arun Vijay. He played the main antagonist in the cop drama. He will be next seen in the sequel of Thupparivaalan, which has Vishal as the leading actor. The film made the headlines after director Mysskin was sidelined from the crew and Vishal took over as the director to finish the project.